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- This original Paisley Park pressing boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish – exceptionally quiet vinyl too
- These sides are BIGGER and RICHER and have more of the rock solid energy that’s missing from the average copy
- Clean and clear and open are nice qualities to have, but rich and full are harder to come by on this record – but here they are!
- “It wasn’t remotely a sequel to Purple Rain. On first listen, it was instantly clear that the album was a dramatic left-turn, with none of the flashy guitar and few of the pop hooks. The sound was bright and sweet, as opposed to low-end raunch. If Prince had streamlined and rocked up his approach for global domination, now he was creating something more intimate, cerebral, and challenging… a brave and deeply personal project, exploring sounds and ideas that were almost shocking coming from a pop icon at his peak.”
The best copies sound pretty much the way the best copies of most Classic Rock records sound: tonally correct, rich, clear, sweet, smooth, open, present, lively, big, spacious, Tubey Magical, with breathy vocals and little to no spit, grit, grain or grunge.
That’s the sound of analog, and the best copies of this title have that sound.